Celebration

Celebration

Because East Africa is indeed a culturally diverse region, Sisay celebrates both similarities and differences in his mural. Born in Ethiopia, Sisay also shows cultural elements from Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, and Kenya.

Mural by Margot Durling

Mural by Margot Durling

This mural was painted in 2023 by Margot Durling (@margotdurling). Durling is a multidisciplinary artist with art on display all over Halifax. More of their work can be found at www.margotdurling.com. Located at “The Hub” at 1580 Grafton Street, this mural was created for the Halifax Mural Festival. Funding was provided by the Gritty to…

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This 100 x 40ft mural is painted on the Historic Hudson’s Bay building on Stephen ave. and 1st St SW in Calgary AB. The composition is centered around the avenue’s namesake Baron George Stephen who is surrounded by symbols celebrating the buildings history and his importance to Canadians today.

Vibrance Overgrown

Vibrance Overgrown

In this mural, artist Alex Stewart seeks to break up the grey monotony of the modern cityscape by covering it with the vibrancy of nature. By introducing colourful organic shapes on a sleek, minimalist building, Stewart hopes to spark conversations around preservation of nature in urban environments.

Everyone Deserves a Home

Everyone Deserves a Home

Located on the Red Road Lodge building, “Everyone Deserves A Home” is the tagline of the facility. Red Road Lodge was once a hotel on Winnipeg’s Main street, then converted into transitional housing. Located in the heart of Winnipeg’s homelessness community, this building provides hope for change in the housing crisis.

Chip’s Vintage Mural

Chip’s Vintage Mural

Working with fabric has been a common theme in my work for the better part of 4 years. In particular, striped folded fabric has been wrapped around my process the most – despite focusing on it for so long it always feels new to me. As I have developed my methods for painting like this, I am able to notice patterns and don’t require a reference photo like I used to. Although there are similarities in the ways that the imagined sheet of fabric folds, it will never be the same as the next time I imagine it to be dropped, folded, wrinkled and smooshed. It is fun to play a game with myself by imagining where the lines are hidden by a crease or overlap and following them from their start to their end. This piece, imagined for the side of Chip’s Vintage, takes up the whole space and doesn’t give any hint to where it starts or ends. We can imagine this sheet of fabric continues beyond the frame of the surface of the mural.

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The mural represents the “Indigenous significance of the Inglewood area where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, recognizing past and present, the existing vibrant community and a connected future through stewardship of the land.”

Ohkoi’sski

Ohkoi’sski

The mural has two separate but connected pieces.

First, the mural on the wall depicts eagle feathers, animal tracks, and the confluence of the Elbow and Bow Rivers. Both artists felt the symbolism in the mural mattered most.

The eagle feather is the feather of a golden eagle that has lost its spots and is now an adult eagle.